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[Full-Disclosure] Debunking the threat of the Mac OS X Trojan

From: Thomas Vincent (thomasvmac.com)
Date: Sat Apr 10 2004 - 13:55:30 CDT


The mainstream press starting with Wired is starting to blast Intego
for blowing the Mac OS X Trojan out of proportion. What the company
left out, and what has come apparent. Is that the virus was a
proof-of-concept that Mac programmer Bo Lindbergh wrote as a
demonstration of the threat and posted it to
comp.sys.mac.programmer.misc newsgroup on March 20 along with the link.

The real question I have is it a feature or a security issue that code
in the id tag of a MP3 file is executed? Also, is Intego guilty of
trying to cash in on the virus craze?

Wired has published some great articles on the subject:

Mac OS X Trojan a nag
http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,63000,00.html?
tw=newsletter_topstories_html

Cashing on on Virus Infections
http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,62558,00.html
Cheers,
Tom
http://www.ipwrangler.com/

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